Here is my egg brain-teaser of the day. Below is the product of 3 eggs. Explain. One egg is different from the other eggs. Which are chicken eggs and which are duck eggs (I also have 2 laying chickens).
If you have only grown regular slicing tomatoes, you would be surprised to cut open a heart tomato, there are practically no seed cavities or gel, just succulent flesh.
In the pan is also one San Remo paste tomato, and some Pisarecka Glutoluske beans, an heirloom from Abundant Life Seed Foundation before the fire. It is rather cold tolerant and I have planted it out as early as April 15 but this year on so days to start getting ripe. It tied Speedy from Park Seed for first beans along with Insuk's Wang Kong runner beans, which like cool weather and beat the other pole beans by a long shot. Drying in pans behind them are teas- Prunella vulgaris spikes on the left, Self-Heal, and on the right some tips from my Tea plant, Camellia sinensis.
Next beans are some Capitano from Park seeds, only a couple of days behind. There seem to be some green ones in addition to the yellow ones that are correct, a bush version of Marvel of Venice. Or they are some Marconi nano from Gourmet Seeds of Italy, but not making runners like the other ones planted in the middle strip. Above this pan is also some tea I'm trying for the first time, from my Schisandra vine, which is supposed to be grown for fruit, but it turned out my male died so no pollinator so no fruit. I'm considering buying a male or Eastern Prince which is self-fertile and may also be a pollinator. But it is a beautiful vine anyway, and the first taste of the tea is pleasant enough.
And the last pan features the IWK runner beans, which are far and away the best yielders. Runner beans are a different species and do better in cool temperatures like in the PNW and in Great Britain, where many varieties have been developed. They can be a little tough if left too long, I hope these were picked soon enough.